Natalia Gonzalez Marten

Natalia's work is preoccupied with the symbolic aspect of objects and their veneration, this is done through an exploration of the mystic relationships between society and objects. Her work borrows imagery from the past and distorts them, consequently, questions of ownership and collecting become palpable in her practice. Her latest work takes direct inspiration from her own iconodule catholic upbringing which was saturated with images, icons and representations. Through a process of fragmenting the subjects, she recreates ancient narratives through a contemporary lens. Throughout the creation of these fictitious icons and their arbitrary classification, her work questions the precariousness of the established value given to objects.

Born in Spain, Natalia finished her BA in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2017 with First class results and a prize for her final dissertation. On November 2017, Natalia founded Subsidiary Projects, a gallery space for emerging artist and curators to test new ideas. Natalia’s work has been included in several international exhibitions including YICCA 2018 (Milan) and Lynn Painter-Stainers (London, 2018) and Art Night 2018 (London). Natalia currently lives and works in London, she also collaborates as a writer for several magazines such as Floorr and Assemblage Magazine.